Christopher Marte

Counted: Marte Claims Victory for District 1 Council Seat

Posted June 29, 2021 at 5:02 am

As expected, Christopher Marte is the next Councilman for District 1, replacing the outgoing incumbent (term-limited) Margaret Chin. Even though results won’t officially be certified until next week, team Marte is confident in victory. Including ballots cast during Early Voting and Election Day, the upstart politician, a Lower East Side native, received 7,556 (40.14%) votes. […]

Christopher Marte Leads Race for Councilmember of District 1

Last modified June 23, 2021 at 6:43 am

The Primary results are not yet conclusive, but point to Christopher Marte, a son of the Lower East Side, as replacement for Margaret Chin for Councilmember of District 1. As of this morning, Marte holds a commanding lead, garnering roughly 40 percent of votes cast. Just shy of the threshold for victory; but Gigi Li […]

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Marte City Council Campaign Fights Back Against PAC Smear Ads

Last modified June 17, 2021 at 5:55 am

As soon as early voting began last weekend, District 1 City Council candidate Christopher Marte found himself in the crosshairs of a series of attack ads launched by Common Sense NYC Inc., a Super PAC whose top three funders are Stephen Ross, Ronald Lauder, and Jack Cayre. While City Council campaign dollars are limited, Super […]

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Chris Marte Barnstorms Forsyth Street Ahead of City Council Primary

Last modified May 17, 2021 at 12:14 pm

Spring sprung late, but campaign season is early. While the citywide elections are still in November, the primaries are scheduled for June 22, rather than September. And with this calendar shift comes a change to the ballot, too, as ranked-choice voting becomes a reality. If you’re confused about who’s running for Mayor, which City Council […]

LES Business Owners Hold Toy Drive for Homeless Kids in Local Hotel Shelters

Posted December 21, 2020 at 5:00 am

An instance of those in need helping out those in need. Despite the ongoing financial hardships of 2020, several small businesses on the Lower East Side, along with City Council candidate Christopher Marte, have come together to host a toy drive this holiday season for 200 kids living in local homeless shelters. The owners of […]

The Fight Against the Two Bridges Towers is Far from Over [OP-ED]

Posted September 23, 2020 at 5:05 am

The following editorial was written by the Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side. Councilwoman Margaret Chin would like you to believe the Lower East Side and Chinatown are dead. That she tried courageously to save our community from being demolished by four mega-towers, yet the Appellate court wouldn’t let her prevail. Though, […]

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Community Lawsuit Halts City’s Chinatown Jail Plans

Posted September 22, 2020 at 5:05 am

The Borough-based jail plan hit another major snag this week, with a grassroots lawsuit blocking the proposed Chinatown prison. Neighbors United Below Canal, a community organization, announced yesterday that its lawsuit won an injunction against development of the thirty-story high-rise at 125 White Street. Judge John Kelley ruled in favor of the community, noting that […]

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Christopher Marte Launches City Council Campaign for 2021

Posted January 22, 2020 at 5:09 am

Christopher Marte is jumping back into the City Council election ring. With three-time Councilmember Margaret Chin terming out next year, the local politician is looking to capitalize early on the District 1 seat. Essentially building on the momentum he created during the 2017 election that gave Chin a run for her money. (The incumbent squeaked […]

Bowery Residents Stave off Eviction as State Deems Apartments Rent Stabilized

Last modified December 30, 2017 at 12:25 am

Chinatown tenants embroiled in a legal struggle against eviction for more than two years have reason to rejoice. The state sided with the 27 low-income families living here in a ruling that confirms the apartments in question at 83-85 Bowery as rent stabilized buildings. Residents alleged that landlord Joseph Betesh, of Milestone Equities and Dr. […]

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Here’s a Map Showing How the Lower East Side Voted in the City Council Election Last Week

Posted November 17, 2017 at 5:03 am

With more than a week having elapsed since the general election, the above map plots the results of the City Council District 1 race. It was a heated campaign that saw incumbent Margaret Chin fighting for her life against the upstart Christopher Marte. Chin defeated Marte by nearly 3,000 votes to secure a third term […]

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